Get IN Chicago Capacity Assessment Get IN Chicago is betting that investments in evidence-based interventions provided by community-based organizations will help curb youth violence in Chicago neighborhoods.  It’s an important undertaking.  For young and old, the benefits of growing up in safer communities cascade across the life course. Investments in evidence-based interventions pose a particular… Read More


by Jim Reynolds Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Get IN Chicago Originally published in Crain’s Chicago Business Another weekend in Chicago: more homicides, muggings, burglaries and thefts. The profiles are eerily similar: an African-American male, most likely between the ages of 15 and 22, a high school dropout with a history of arrests, likely gang affiliation, reading… Read More


by Toni Irving Executive Director, Get IN Chicago Originally published in The Huffington Post While this is officially National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 7-11), the truth is, we need 52 such weeks a year — not one. After all, when a typical week for young people nationwide between 10 and 24 years of age… Read More


by Toni Irving Executive Director, Get IN Chicago Originally published in The Huffington Post Here’s the stark reality. We have spent incalculable dollars on well-intentioned projects to curb juvenile violence. But we can’t say what works best. We simply don’t know. It’s not from failing to try. Countless government and nongovernmental agencies, corporations, foundations and… Read More


Read on for a more complete listing of press mentions about Get IN Chicago and our partner programs: Englewood Youth Baseball League Helps Kids On And Off The Field – CBS-2 Chicago, July 5, 2018 Shot on the streets of Chicago as teens, they’re heading to D.C. to protest gun violence – Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2018… Read More